The British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies, or BAPLA, is the trade association for picture libraries in the UK and has been a trade body since 1975.
Members include the major news, stock and production agencies as well as sole traders and cultural heritage institutions. A substantial percentage of images seen every day in print and digital media is supplied by BAPLA members.
BAPLA’s core objectives:
- Represent picture libraries and agencies of all sizes and types.
- Encourage best practice within the industry.
- Lobby at UK and international level to ensure the core principles of our industry are protected.
- Develop and deliver solutions on 21st Century copyright.
- Channel the knowledge and expertise of the wider picture community.
BAPLA is steered by an elected voluntary Executive Committee of 12 officers, supported by two permanent office staff, a freelance senior lobbying consultant and a number of subcommittees. Our work is funded by membership fees and in return we are dedicated to supporting our members by providing day-to-day business support and by representing our industry on a national and international level.
To find out more about the benefits of becoming a member click here.
BAPLA also works closely with its sister organisations - CEPIC in Europe and PACA in the USA.
The BAPLA Office:
Susanne Kittlinger, Website & Membership Manager
Damalie Nakalema, Office Administrator
Linda Royles, Senior Consultant